Radeon 9200 Detection During Installation - Could use some advice

Mike A. Harris mharris at mharris.ca
Tue Mar 14 23:46:25 UTC 2006

Clyde E. Kunkel wrote:
> On all of the FC5 clean test installs and rawhide daily net clean 
> installs including rawhide 3/12/06, one of my radeon cards is not 
> detected during installation.  I don't know if this is normal behavior 
> or a potential bug.  System has a radeon 9200 installed in the AGP slot 
> of an ASUS P4C800-deluxe mobo and a radeon 9200 SE installed in a PCI 
> slot.  The AGP card has a viewsonic crt attached and the PCI card has a 
> Princeton 17" LCD attached.
> Anaconda, during its startup, reports that it finds a radeon SE 
> (secondary) with P225f-2 monitor, however, no problems during install 
> and xorg.conf is correctly created with the P225f-2 installed on 
> RADEON(0), the AGP 9200 card.  The anaconda logs show that both cards 
> are seen with the 9200 SE PCI card (busid 2:10:0) being reported before 
> the 9200 AGP card (busid 1:0:0).  This might be why anaconda says that 
> the installed card is the 9200 SE, but sets up with the 9200.

Sounds like a kudzu bug.

> I think this is an xorg problem because: 1) dual head works with SuSE 
> 10.0 on xorg 6.8 and Gentoo 6.8.  It does not work on SuSE 10.1 beta 
> series, nor Mandriva Cooker, nor FC 5, all using either xorg 6.9 or 7.0. 
>  If I use the device, monitor and screen sections from the working SuSE 
> 10.0 installation on a FC5 installation, I get a bit further with the 
> CRT **sometimes** getting to the gnome startup, but the LCD just has 
> random colors and the system freezes.  I have never tried the 
> proprietary ATI drivers with FC5, nor do I want to.

Please file a bug report in X.Org bugzilla:  http://bugs.freedesktop.org
in the "xorg" component.

> I am willing to bugzilla this, but would value some opinions from the 
> testing community if you have seen anything like this or have gotten 
> dual head to work with the new xorgs with separate graphics cards.

On a separate note, system-config-display does not properly configure
dualhead (and never has).  Anyone wanting dualhead configuration needs
to manually configure it by reading the manpages and experimenting with
options until the correct incantation is achieved.  If any assistance
is needed to come up with the right set of server and/or driver options
to get dualhead working, the xorg at lists.freedesktop.org mailing list
is the best general forum to seek such help.

Hope this helps.

Mike A. Harris  *  Open Source Advocate  *  http://mharris.ca
                       Proud Canadian.

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